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Old 10.02.2017, 11:10
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Re: Stop a running European toilet [ * tip ]

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Well, I don't know if it's a cistern as it still has a lever , and not a button on the top of the toilet cover.

In any case, it was different from what I was used to seeing.

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A cistern is simply a word a tank that contains water or other fluid.... so yes, what you've posted a photo of is a cistern... and it's the same in german; zisterne, italian; cisterna, and (almost) in french; citerne. If you have to call a plumber you'll need to know that!


As the others have said, it's probably calcaire build-up that's causing the lever to jam open. Or possibly there's a bit of grit that's got under the seal at the base somehow and is allowing a small amount of water to trickle into the bowl and the system 'thinks' it's not finished filling.
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